Two camps of former members of Dio have apparently united to perform their late employer’s music. Keyboardist Claude Schnell tells Ultimate Classic Rock that he and fellow Dio alums Jimmy Bain, Vinny Appice have rehearsed with the band’s original guitarist Vivian Campbell. Schnell on Campbell via Blabbermouth:
I’m here to tell that, believe me, every bit of fire he had back in the day is still well in place and is just chomping at the bit, waiting to break out.
At this point the group plans to perform under the name Last In Line.
Read more at Blabbermouth right here.
Meanwhile, later generation Dio members Simon Wright, Scott Warren, and Craig Goldy have confirmed a series of European concert dates at which they’ll appear as Dio Disciples. Check out the Turkish and Bulgarian tour dates at Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles.